1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alley Time - Spiteful Brewing

Not Rated.
Alley Time
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
very good

106 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Don't fight it. Spite it! A Chicago bike messenger's favorite part of the day, "Alley Time" is a reward for life on the streets. This beer is brewed with Pilsen Malt and a single addition of Simcoe hops. Perfect for sharing those expletive-heavy stories with a cold one in hand. Alley Time can be any time, but it can only be one place! and whether you're a corporate lemming or an interpretive dancer, find an alley and make it yours.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-20-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MrPlayboy
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

I'm surprised this isn't rated higher. An extremely refreshing and bold pale ale. This is packed with dank, hoppy, resinous aromas. The flavor is like hop resins, rubber cement, grapefruit peel, and cannabis. The simcoe hops really shine with just a hint of malt.

Try drinking out of the can. It seems to pack more of a punch that way. Awesome job Spiteful!

MrPlayboy, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%

Pour is hazed pale golden with lots of tight white head. Nose is light grain, faint honey, a bit of sweet malt, hops are herbal with notes of melon rind. Taste is even sweeter, stronger grain but more sugar, lighter malt, hops are husky melon rind and a bit grassy, hay like. Very light bitterness, drinkable, moderate carb.

cpetrone84, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of alexm1309
4/5  rDev +1.5%

alexm1309, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of dannycohen62
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dannycohen62, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev +1.5%

danwho, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of lanciloti
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

lanciloti, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of mikedogg195
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mikedogg195, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very very pale straw color. Smells like corn with some hops. Big bitter taste. Slight corn taste. It’s ok.

kkleu357, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jgunther71, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of tarheels4life23
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

tarheels4life23, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: Translucent light straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of bone white head that drops quickly to a thin cap. Spotty lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Very dank and catty nose from the hops. Citrus is also there, but it takes a back seat to the dank and catty hop notes.

Taste: Light sweetness and light bitterness that strike a really nice balance. This is much more mellow than you would expect from the nose. Light pine and tangerines with a hint of tropical fruits and melons. Biscuit and bready malt profile. Grapefruit rind in the finish and especially when you burp.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. The carbonation is creamy, but slightly thin. You can feel the resinous hop oils which seem to make this beer have a more substantial feel with being to heavy. Really crushable APA as well.

Overall: The nose makes you think that this beer is pretty intense with all the classic simcoe dankness and catty profile present, but the flavor profile dialed down and has well defined simcoe hop flavors with being as over the top as the nose. I got to sample this beer super fresh because this beer that I am drinking was canned only 2 days prior to me consuming it. This is a great example of how tasty that a single hop simcoe APA can be.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of McAndrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

McAndrew, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Kevin_Young
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Kevin_Young, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of lloydboss
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

lloydboss, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of kplooki
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

kplooki, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Bearshawks85, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Skarr
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Skarr, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of dostom
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

dostom, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Booner818, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of SeasonsOfTheBrew
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Brewery: Spiteful Brewing

Location: Chicago IL

Beer Style: American Pale Ale

Sub-Style: West Coast Style

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (Outstanding)

Bittering Hop Character: Hoppy

Aromatic Hop Character: Strong

Malt Character: Medium Malt

Season(s): Year-Round |

Comments: Solid west coast style pale ale loaded with simcoe hops. Nice. Massive aromatics make for an enjoyable beer.

Food Pairing Matches: Citrus & Bitter Clean Grapefruit Mango Pine Pineappl

SeasonsOfTheBrew, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of HarmonMW
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

HarmonMW, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

blue-dream, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of duobob
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

duobob, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of JimGlonke
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JimGlonke, Sep 19, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alley Time from Spiteful Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.